I've been writing this blog for more than eight years, documenting my parenting struggles and sharing what I've learnt along the way. In that time my kids have gone from being babies and preschoolers to school-kids, adolescents and brand-new teenagers. Every stage has its challenges and its joys.

I don't pretend to be any kind of parenting expert, just a struggling mother of three dynamite, quirky kids. What I learn, I share here as I go along. Any great ideas I discover that work, I share here also, like one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread...

I'm the Mum Who... 
So I Yelled... 


Stuff I'm Learning that's Changing Everything
Never Ever... 
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Oil
The Upside of Imperfection
What Kids Learn from Having a Dog


Mister In BeTween
Gobsmacked: The Kids STEP UP
Letting out the Leash
Countdown to a New Era (last baby goes to school)
Baby gets Enrolled
On Falling...
When Being the Youngest gets Tough
Meanness, Vulnerability and Kids on Social Media
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Oil (learning to speak up)
Detours, Road Blocks & Getting there Eventually
How I Turned my Reluctant Readers into Book Lovers
Cheer Up (why I love cheerleading in Spite of myself)
Help! I'm the Mother of a Teenager!
A Coming of Age Celebration (13th birthday)
Time Flies: First Day at High School & Intermediate
Parenting at the Pointy End
Flying a Kite is a Bit Like Parenting
Baby turns Eight and Mum Ponders his Struggles
What Having a Dog is Teaching the Kids
How to Throw a Birthday Party for Your Teenager


Strange But True (My Life is a Circus)
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Phone
A Toddler's Guide to Getting Attention
The Diva-ishness of Daughters
Miss Fab Saves a Bear
Scene and Heard
That Boy makes Me Laugh
Caught on Camera
Kids Say the Darndest things


Play (what I learnt  at a Parenting course)
Stuff I'm Learning that's Changing Everything
Great Outdoors
Letting out the Leash
Confessions of a Lazy Mother - Party Edition


Wet Day Fun Ideas you can Do at Home
Impromptu Garden Party
School Holiday Impromptu Lego Party
Book Party (school holidays)
Garden Fairy Party *Just because*
Star Wars Party *Just Because*
How to Host a PopUp cafe in Your Garden